Bring Me the Sports Jacket of Arthur Montford: An Adventure Through Scottish Football

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Bring Me the Sports Jacket of Arthur Montford: An Adventure Through Scottish Football

Bring Me the Sports Jacket of Arthur Montford: An Adventure Through Scottish Football

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Born in Glasgow, Montford was raised in Greenock where he acquired a lifelong love for the local football team, Morton. He was an actor, known for Charles Endell, Esq (1979), The Big Match (1968) and This Is Your Life (1955). Arthur Montford (25 May 1929 – 26 November 2014) [1] was a Scottish Television sports journalist, best known for his 32-year tenure as the presenter of Scottish Television's Scotsport.

Greenock and the academy gave him a lifelong love of the town's club Morton FC and his friend from schooldays, Douglas Rae, owned the club later on in Montford's life. Yet it is precisely Montford’s verbal style that he is loved for and his erudite expressions could enliven the most trying of sporting events. Montford also commentated or presented items on many other sports, particularly ice hockey – a favourite of his – and golf, where his work for ITV brought him to the notice of a wider public. Arthur Montford (1929–2014) was a Scottish broadcaster, best-known for his 32-year tenure as the presenter of Scottish Television's Scotsport. The gentleman who had been briefed to be the new Sports Editor at STV was John Wilson and he couldn't believe that I was so bad.And in tribute to one of his famous catchphrases, the Rev Graeme Wilson said he’d hoped everyone had made it through the “stramash” at the church gates, referring to a throng of press photographers. After stepping down as a director, Montford continued his affiliation with the club as an Honorary Vice-president. BIG names from TV and sport got into a right stramash this afternoon - to remember the life of Arthur Montford. Montford was born on 25 May 1929 to the son of a journalist, Sid, who spent a long career at the Glasgow Evening News and Daily Record. He interviewed all the greats from Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan to Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.

Montford was raised in Greenock and was a lifelong supporter of local football club Greenock Morton. And as I was leaving, Archie McCulloch who was one of the 'heid yins' in the Theatre Royal at the time along with Rai Purdy and Jim Coulthard and others, he said to me "would you like to work full time here" I said well, I said, "I'm making thirteen pounds and ten shillings at the Evening Times, what's the money?I just went up, did my ad-lib, did my wee bit to camera, did an interview and I thought no more about it. These went well, and when BBC sports editor John Wilson joined Scottish Television in 1957, he asked Montford to join him in the new commercial visual age. Montford's first audition in Maryhill Burgh Hall was dismal, but he was given another chance at the Theatre Royal and more than passed muster.



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